When you purchase a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that covers the cost of parts failure. This warranty is only valid, however, if you have the vehicle regularly serviced by a certified mechanic, who records and stamps these services in your vehicle’s logbook.
Here at Forbes & Summers, our expert mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook services for all:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- LPG vehicles
Before you sell or otherwise transfer ownership of a vehicle, you are first legally required to obtain a roadworthy certificate, issued by a licensed tester after a thorough inspection that ensures your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards to be driven safely on Victorian roads.
As a fully licensed tester, Forbes & Summers can help you with all your roadworthy needs for all:
- Light vehicles
- Heavy vehicles
- LPG vehicles
Steering and Suspension
Faults in your steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing play in the steering wheel and body lean through corners. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the traction that your tyres exert on the road surface, so a poor suspension will also increase your stopping distance.
Here at Forbes & Summers, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Shock absorbers, springs and struts
- Wheel balancing
- Power steering repairs and replacement
- Lift kits and 4WD upgrades
Clutches and Transmissions
As part of the machinery that transfers power from the engine, the clutch and transmission are comprised of some of the most complex and intricate machinery in your vehicle. Due to their sophisticated nature, even minor flaws can quickly escalate into very costly repairs.
Forbes & Summers experienced mechanics can provide the following clutch and transmission services:
- Automatic and manual transmission servicing
- Clutch and transmission repairs & replacement
If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can cause a multitude of problems, including reduced engine power, fuel efficiency, and even engine lifespan as overheating and leaking coolant damages the engine.
If these problems are ignored for long enough, they will render your vehicle immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to that of buying a secondhand car!
- Radiator and heater units repairs and replacement
- Head gasket replacement
- Coolant flush and leak check
- Thermostat check and replacement
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. While other safety systems mitigate the severity of an accident, your brakes can also act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes is often the deciding factor between an accident and an emergency stop.
Your brakes suffer a surprising amount of wear, routinely bringing over a tonne of metal to a complete stop, several times a day.
Our skilled mechanics can help you with:
- Component Replacement (pads, rotors, drums etc.)
As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, more and more functionality is being governed by the onboard auto electrical network, from monitoring fuel consumption and playing music, to assisting with braking and gear changes, even putting your vehicle into limp mode if a serious flaw is detected, to prevent lasting damage.
Here at Forbes & Summers, our expert auto electricians can provide the following services:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Audio installations
- Accessory installations
- Solar/battery systems
Your tyres are responsible for your traction and handling, and their condition is the deciding factor for your driving conditions, especially during wet weather, where the treads of the tyre act as channels to divert the water away from where the contact patch meets the road surface.
Forbes & Summer’s friendly staff can help you choose the appropriate size and construction of tyre to suit your vehilce, and fit tyres from major brands for all makes and models of:
- Passenger car
- Offroad 4×4
We offer a wide range of other services here at Forbes & Summers, including, but not limited to:
- General engineering
- Exhaust repairs and replacement
- Exhaust modifications and upgrades
- Agricultural Equipment